Bupap is a combination of butalbital and acetaminophen. Butalbital, a sedative that induces sleep and relaxation, comes from the group of drug called barbiturates. It loosens up the muscle contractions that cause headaches. On the other hand, acetaminophen is a fever reducer and a pain reliever. Both substances help treat migraines and tension headaches.
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Each tablet of Bupap contains 300 mg of acetaminophen and 50 mg of butalbital. Bupap is effective at the first sign of a headache; however, if headache becomes worse, Bupap may no longer be effective. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip it and take the next dose. Never take two tablets at once.
Below you will find the uses of Bupap:
- Migraines and severe headaches
Bupap dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Do not take a larger dose or more frequent doses without approval from your doctor. Follow your medical professional"s directions carefully for best results.
- The recommended dose for adults is 1-2 tablets daily every 4 hours, but not to exceed 6 doses in a day. The recommended dose for children is determined by a doctor.
Bupap Side Effects
Bupap, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. When you first begin taking Bupap, watch yourself carefully for any worrying reactions. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately. Below is a list of known side effects. Note that this list is not complete.
- abdominal pain
- mental/mood changes
- shortness of breath
- fast/irregular heartbeat
- easy bleeding/bruising
- continual sore throat
Below you will find a list of drugs and substances that interact with Bupap. As with all drugs, before taking Bupap, you should make your doctor aware of any medications you may be taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as supplements and herbal remedies. Do not let anyone else take your medication, and consult your physician before taking any new medication. Note that this list is not complete.
- anti-seizure drugs (phenytoin)
- sodium oxybate
- valproic acid
- blood thinners (warfarin)
- MAO inhibitors
- beta blockers